“I have been considered a perfect failure in my society,” confesses 34-year-old author Ivanova Nono Fotso of Cameroon. “Still single, living in my parents’ house, and writing children’s stories from home don’t meet for the criteria for success here.” And yet, despite her challenges, Ivanova’s writing career has flourished over the last decade with international
By Joan Campbell, South African author and MAI trainer I walk in Eden. Dappled light paints shifting patterns on my legs and arms as my feet sink into a lush moss carpet. My steps unleash the scent of green growth; it mingles with the hints of lemon and spice lacing the air in this part
When God closed the door on Joel Sergio’s dreams of emigrating to Europe, the pages of his writing life began to unfold. Thousands of aspiring youth from Angola, including his two brothers, had left for Europe in the late 1980s and 1990s. Poverty, unemployment and hopelessness gripped the former Portuguese colony of southern Africa, scarred
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